Cathy Welch has a Master’s Degree in Film Production with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. Her thesis film, Pickman’s Model, has played at Dobie Mall Cinema, Alamo Drafthouse, and the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, and is currently available on DVD from Lurker Films and from Netflix. Cathy spent six years in Los Angeles in the 1980s working on feature films, including the Academy Award-winning Kiss of the Spider Woman. She also worked for Hughes Aircraft Company as a post-production supervisor for training films, press releases, and other video product-marketing materials. In addition, Cathy wrote, produced, and directed episodes of a cable television show about personal computers. Cathy’s undergraduate degree is from UT’s prestigious honors program, Plan II. Cathy’s concentration in Plan II was in zoology, and she received special honors for her research on cystic fibrosis.For the past eight years, Cathy has been an adjunct professor at Austin Community College, teaching radio, television, and film courses, including Introduction to Television Technology, Introduction to Radio and Television, Film History, and Film Appreciation. Cathy is also a writing, English, and biology tutor in the Learning Lab at ACC’s Northridge Campus. In addition, Cathy teaches the Aesthetics of Editing class and a directing class at Austin School of Film. She recently served as editing consultant on the documentary Bat City U.S.A., a film about Austin’s famous bat population by journalist Laura Brooks. Cathy truly loves working with filmmakers and students and helping them to succeed in both their artistic and their academic endeavors.


Cathy Welch
Associate Adjunct Professor